my customer has some problems with business arithmetics. Some numbers contain more than 7 decimals, others have a lot of integer digits. These numbers must be used together in arithmetic statements. As numbers with more than 7 decimals are not possible, these numbers are represented by packed integers and in calculations the factor 10**X is applied to shift the decimal point.
The results sometimes are rounded to zero or two decimal characters. You can imagine, if you have big numbers to multiply with small factors, each decimal digit in the factor is important for the result (financial application).
We are thinking about converting some or all amount fields to F8 to get the most precise result.
What do you think about this. Have you any experience about this?
PS: this question is also posted on SAG-L